Dallas Stars look to sweep season series over lowly Edmonton Oilers
Prediction: Dallas -130 over Edmonton
The Dallas Stars find themselves in second place in the Pacific Division after dropping five of their last six games. The good news for the Stars is that they defeated tonights opponent three times in the month of January. Dallas has won only three games since January 18th and two of those wins were against the Oil. This is the start of a key three game Western Canada road trip for the Stars who should welcome getting on the road after struggling on their recent homestand. The Stars will be without leading scorer Brad Richards for at least the next two games. Perhaps that will motivate the rest of their forwards to step up their game.
Edmonton is playing their fourth of a six game homestand and have lost the previous three and netted only four goals in that span. Trade rumors are flying in Edmonton as Ales Hemsky and Dustin Penner appear to be on the block. The Oilers have the fewest points in the league with 40 and have given up a league high 200 goals. Take Dallas to sweep the season series.